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Local Elected Leaders Academy

The School of Government, in partnership with the League and the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, offers municipal and county elected officials training through the Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA). Elected officials will gain the knowledge and skills they need to lead and govern their communities in the 21st century through in-person training and online, on-demand webinars

Scholarships: The Local Elected Leaders Academy offers scholarships to municipal and county elected officials to attend School of Government sponsored programs, workshops and courses.  Our generous donors include Food Lion, Prudential Financial, and Local Government Federal Credit Union. Information about the scholarship application process is found at the individual course registration.

Recognition: By attending LELA events, elected officials earn credits toward recognition for their commitment to lifelong learning through the LELA Recognition Program. Questions about your credit hours can be directed to Rob Shepherd at 919-715-9767.

Please check our calendar and the School of Government's calendar for upcoming LELA events.